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Unseen images from the front show life of a WW1 soldier

A collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during the First World War have been published for the first time, offering a snapshot of a soldier's life in trenches.

The images, taken by an unknown photographer, were left behind by a Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army.

French artillery officers on the phone relaying instructions to adjust cannon fire in a trench on the frontline. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
German prisoners of war are marched through Chalons en Champagne, eastern France, in September 1915. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
French soldiers build shelters at Saint-Agnant-sous-les-Cotes near Commercy , eastern France. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
Field Marshal Lord Kitchener (second left) meets French General Albert Baratier, who is on horseback. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
A French officer stands near a cemetery with soldiers recently killed on the frontline at Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe, eastern France, in December 1916. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
French troops from the rear guard eating lunch near Arras, northern France, in June 1915. Credit: REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

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